Order in contempt plea against Kh Mahbub Sunday

Order in contempt plea against Kh Mahbub Sunday

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The International Crimes Tribunal-1 fixed Sunday for order on the prosecution plea seeking to issue notice asking senior advocate
Khandkar Mahbub Hossain to explain why contempt proceedings should not be drawn against him for his  ‘disparaging’ remarks on the ongoing war
crimes trial.   After hearing the written application from the prosecution, ICT-1 chairman Justice ATM Fazle Kabir fixed the date.
The prosecution also sought appearance of Khandkar Mahbub in person before the tribunal to make his stance over the war crimes trial.   On
Tuesday, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s adviser Khandkar Mahbub at a media briefing threatened to try all involved in the war crimes trial
if BNP is voted to power, terming the war crimes trial farcical.
Moving the contempt plea, prosecutor Zead Al Malum told the tribunal that senior lawyer Khandkar Mahbub, also former president of the
Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), has made such an unwarranted threat that virtually entails the Chief Justice along with the members
of the Appellate Division bench who are adjudicating the appeal hearing on the war crimes cases, prosecutors, ICT investigators,
judges of both the ICTs and journalists covering the trial proceedings.   “We never had heard such a ruthless comment and threat
about the judicial dispensation of justice from a noted lawyer like Khandkar Mahbub,” he said.   Prosecutor Malum urged the tribunal to
take legal steps on the matter in the interest of the judiciary.   The prosecution submitted the application under section 11 (4) of the
International Crimes (Tribunals) Act 1973 that empowers the tribunal to punish any person who tends to bring it or any of its members into
hatred or does anything which constitutes contempt of the tribunal with simple imprisonment which may extend to one year, or with fine
which may extend to Taka 5000, or with both. – UNB

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